Crunchy Polenta Fingers- Chris’ Dips

I love snacking, and I’m always trying to come up with quick and easy foods to create. Especially vegan and vegetarian dishes that are portable and easy to eat on the run. Polenta is such a versatile food which can be made sweet or savoury.  It can be used to make ‘fries’ or sweetened to…

Cauliflower Pizza

I’ve wanted to experiment with a Cauliflower Pizza base for a while now and it turned out pretty darn amazing. My whole family enjoyed it and have requested it multiple times since. I’ve now made a bunch of bases and frozen them for future use! You will need- 1 whole head of cauliflower 1 cup grated…

John’s Nuts

Nuts are a great source of essential nutrients, dietary fibre and minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc and magnesium. A small handful of nuts can provide much needed health benefits and can actually aid in weight loss. Roasted? Salted? Raw? Raw nuts are always best, just like fruits and vegetables, keeping foods in their natural…

Healthy Nutella

Homemade is always better than processed, packaged foods. Making foods yourself allows sugar and fat control. Along with what ingredients you wish to incorporate. I decided on my version of Nutella as I was craving something sweet, but also didn’t want the added empty calories. You will need: 2 cups raw unshelled hazelnuts 4 tbs…

Nutrition Station

Have you visited the Nutrition Station at Doncaster Shopping Centre? If you haven’t get down there & check them out! The customer service is outstanding & the staff were more than happy to show off their range of products & explain to me their food & drink options. The gentleman working brought out menus of…

Oliver’s Real Food

Oliver’s is the kinda place that you want to see at every shopping centre, every airport & at every servo. These guys are making healthy, quick, nutritious food accessible.  Unfortunately the only downfall at the moment is that it takes an eTag to visit them, something I don’t have… So I bought an east link…

The Lilydale General

Okay, so you’ve read about The Lilydale General before, but I’m writing about it again! I’ve you haven’t visited this little gem, then put the address, 110 Beresford Road, Lilydale, in your GPS and head down. Today the General was packed.  I was warmly offered a space over at the bar, settling in with an…

The Nutrition Bar

I love that there are so many more places opening up that are providing real, genuine foods. Nutrition Bar has been at the top of my list for a while & I finally made the visit to Richmond by train today. The two staff members working today were friendly and patient as I perused the menu boards…

Ritchie’s Supa IGA- Rowville

If you live in the area of Knox, or you’re not too far away head over to Wellington Village. This little supermarket is taking a huge, positive step into healthy living and better food alternatives. If you’re leading a Gluten Free lifestyle, Vegan, Raw or just conscious of what you’re eating definitely make the drive…

(Love) Green Press

I completed my visit to Melbourne with a gorgeous kale, date, almond milk, mint & spinach smoothie from Green Press. A cute little store with a good choice of food & drinks- all beneficial in many ways, nothing processed or artificial. I purchased a couple of bottles of Goodness to take home, I love that they are…

Cupcake Central

Cake.Need I say more. This cute little store in Melbourne Central is decorated in tones of aqua and white and could almost be found on a little corner of some cute country town.  The staff are just adorable with their friendly welcome and suggestions of cake….cake… Again. Cake.Need I say more..? If you need a gluten…

Pressed Juices, Melbourne

There’s something about being in the City that makes me feel uptight, rushed and under the pump.  It puts me the mindset that I needed to get to my destination and that I needed to arrive there quickly.  Amongst all the busy city traffic and the workers marching around like soldiers, a place like Pressed Juices exists.  We…